A week of milestones

Lots of things to note this week; most good, spiced with a few to make me really fucking angry. My WordPress stats passed 20,000 hits this week, something I would have found impossible to conceive when I started. And then I remind myself I only started at the end of March. I’m going to be distinctly un-angry for a moment and say there’s no way I would have kept going without the faithful support and feedback from my regular readers. Without you guys it isn’t a blog – it’s a waste of time. And I passed 150 posts yesterday – it’s getting so I don’t even remember everything I’ve written.

And a few things to correct the angry spectrum: (1) the pigfuckers who stole my content, (2) the continuing barrage of comment spam and (3) the haters on YouTube. All of these have mitigating factors:

(1) Tom’s help in finding the losers stealing content (I’m still in love with the fact the reason they were caught stealing was that my post included a link to Tom’s blog post that was my inspiration – God was watching those pricks on his own computer that day.)

(2) Akismet continues to kick the comment spammer’s butts. Almost nothing get past it, I love this product! Oh, and real comments passed 1,000 before spam comments did. A small but important victory.

(3) Range balancing out the haters on YouTube. Thanks dude, although truth be told, I could care less about those weenies because (a) I did bait them pretty mercilessly and (b) They’re just showing themselves up to be losers.

Youtube is a bit weird actually, it’s interesting the mix of things that get a large number of views. From the obvious titillation (hot young girls) to some professionally produced things to some really interesting and quirky individuals that gain an audience just by putting themselves out there. I was quite surprised to see a couple of high flying aussies winning lots of fans with no real gimmicks, just heaps of personality and individual insight. So two big thumbs up to Blunty3000 and Seanbedlam. And big thanks to Sean for his tip on gaining viewers.

So I may yet conquer the world of YouTube. Stay tuned.



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11 responses to “A week of milestones

  1. When you conquer YouTube you’ll be ready to go on the road. I’ll keep the handcuffs, whips and chains on standby. TO PROTECT YOU, YOU SILLY PERV. šŸ˜€

  2. Congratulations on all your achievements. I wouldn’t worry though, before you know it you’ll be plenty angry with some mindless piece of nonsense again.

  3. Hey I did my first vlog. Trouble is, it’s 500MB and 20 minutes long. Going to have to split it. I’ll do that tomorrow.

    Congrats on the hits and your work to become a YouTube star. I tell ya, we will both be living off this in a few months (wishful thinking, but you never know.)

  4. Sandra: those will all be needed backstage for the after party

    Michelle: thanks, and you’re right, the world never stops providing

    Range: cool,let me know when it’s up

  5. saly

    Wow! Keep it up, MA! And show us some nekkid men too, please!

  6. Mr Angry: It’s up now.

  7. Saly: I did the nekkid men in the Stormfront post.

    Range: I’ll check it out at home tonight

  8. I came to your blog via your youtube videos. I have to say I was in tears of laughter watching your videos. I’m the guy who left a message saying I thought it was a conspiracy because I found your videos via the ‘worst videos’ section and that they were WAY too funny to be in that section.

    Okay, I take it back now. You’re just misunderstood by the masses. And the masses on youtube are likely Americans – I’m English and you crack me up.

    Your average American on the other hand probably doesn’t get it. There’s a definite difference in humour between Austalia/UK and the USA.

    I dinf it interesting that I can find South Park/Family Guy/The Simpsons etc funny along with the yanks, but they just don’t get our humour.

  9. Paul: my new best friend! I can’t think of a better compliment that my videos are too good to be amatuer. SAdly, they are extremely amatuer, nobody paying me for them yet.

    On the US version of humour, if you hang out here longer you’ll find I have a lot of US readers who definitely “get” me šŸ™‚ I thing YouTube has a sever lowest common denominator problem.

  10. Now that you’re using Revver, lets hope you do start getting paid for your exceptional work. I’ll be clicked on the ads that’s for sure.

  11. Hey Paul, I’m very keen to see what enhancements the soon-to-be release Revver 1.0 offers – I have a hunch their strength will not be in sheer weight of numbers like YouTube but in connecting original content makers to paying gigs. Here’s hoping.

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